I created the following presentation as an assignment for my course with the University of the People. This presentation has students craft essential agreements with their teacher. It can be used in upper primary school or in student homerooms. The presentation has students look at five general essential agreements, which they can hack (change, delete, combine...). The focus should be on having a small number of 'rules', which can be supported by many procedures/protocols/routines. There is better buy in if the students help craft the agreements, instead of having them imposed by a teacher/the school. The presentation also has an activity for students to describe how the agreements would look in practice, as they are pretty broad/general.
As it was an assignment, in the presentation you can see some of the research/rationale in the speakers notes. I've also made a PDF where you can easily view the speakers notes here. When you open up the presentation you will see that the first slide is 'hidden/skipped' - this contains some information for teachers.
As always, feel free to make a copy and use/edit it to suit your needs. You can do this by going to 'File' (below the document title, not at the top of your computer screen), then selecting 'make a copy'. If you don't work with Google Slides, you can choose to 'download' and save it as a PowerPoint.
I've made it pretty general, so it can be used by any school - there is one slide about the IB Learner Profile, which can be deleted for non-IB schools. Teachers might also choose to add in their school's mission statement.